Last Updated on April 7, 2022 by Chef Mireille
A collection of over 25 Mexican Recipes and Mexican inspired Recipes to make your Cinco de Mayo feast incredible.
Everything from simple salsa’s and refreshing summer drinks to hearty and filling soups and stews.
So let’s check them out!
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Do you know why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
The history of Cinco de Mayo was to celebrate the May 5th victory in 1862 of Mexican forces over the French at the Battle of Puebla. There really isn’t much fanfare over this holiday in Mexico, but here in America, this holiday has reached greater significance as a day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage. This is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in bars – but who says the only way to celebrate is drinking tequila and margaritas while scarfing down nachos in a bar?
Instead how about enjoying some flavorful authentic Mexican Recipes at home as a better way to truly celebrate Mexican culture! Here are a few of my Mexican recipes from breakfast to dessert, hearty stews, light salads and tacos – something to satisfy everyone’s palate!. Enjoy!
Mexican Breakfast Recipes
Mexican Side Dishes
Mexican Main Course Recipes
- Birria Consome
- Birria Ramen
- Mexican Goat Stew
- Chiles Rellenos
- Vegetarian Enchiladas
- Fish Tacos
- Vegetarian Chayote Tacos
- Pozole Verde
Cinco De Mayo Foods
A collection of traditional Mexican Recipes and Mexican inspired Recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Authentic Salsa Macha: Mexican Chile Oil Salsa
Salsa Macha is a traditional Veracruz salsa that adds a smoky spicy flavor to whatever it is added to from soups and soups to drizzled over tacos, enchiladas and more. A unique salsa made with garlic, peanuts, chiles and pumpkin seeds.
Curtido - Pickled Cabbage Salad
This easy pickled cabbage salad is a great garnish for tacos and addition to any Mexican platter.
This protein packed tostada with spinach, beans and eggs makes a delicious Mexican inspired breakfast. You can choose to have it as a tostada or tacos.
Fish Tacos with Pan Roasted Corn Salsa & Pickled Jicama
These are loaded with fresh and bold flavors you’ll love. Plus we share our easy Pickled Jicama recipe to add a wonderfully tangy and bright crunch to your homemade fish tacos.
Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca
Agua Fresca is a refreshing summer cooler from Mexico that can be made with any variety of fruit.
Watermelon Salsa is a fabulous salsa – fruity and spicy. Great on its own with tortilla chips or to garnish your tacos with, especially Fish Tacos.
Quick and Easy Instant Birria Ramen with Pickled Jicama
With instant ramen noodles, Ramen is one of the quickest and easiest things if you have leftover Birria. Make it as a stew or soup and it makes a filling meal.
How to Make Traditional Stove Top Goat Birria Consome
Birria Consome is a meat stew or soup, slow cooked to achieve a super tender and flavorful stew. Essentially, it is barbacoa in a flavorful Adobo sauce of dried chillies, tomatoes and spices.
Salsa Verde - Tomatillo Salsa
Make Taco Tuesday better with your own homemade Salsa Verde. This version is quick and easy but with the freshness that the bottled versions won’t have!
Easy Corn Salsa Recipe for Tacos
A bright and fresh Corn & Tomato Salsa that comes together in just a few minutes. Add it to nachos, tacos and more!
Jicama Pico de Gallo
This regional pico de gallo is perfect to put on your tacos but can be a salad all on its own also.
Mexican Bunuelos are an easy snack that comes together in just a few minutes, with limited ingredients and effort. This popular Mexican street food is a great way to use up leftover tortillas.
Mexican Mango Pudding - Easiest Mango Dessert EVER
With just 2 ingredients, this is the perfect summertime chilled dessert and it takes just 5 minutes to put it together!
Mexican Goat Stew
Mexican Goat Stew is comfort food Mexican style. If you’ve never eaten goat meat, this is a delicious recipe to start and packed with protein!
Horchata - Mexican Rice Drink
Mexican cinnamon and vanilla scented rice milk that goes perfect with cookies!
Polvorones - Mexican Wedding Cookies
Mexican Wedding Cookies are a classic cookie with variations around the world. These melt in your mouth nutty cookies are perfect for tea time!
Champurrado - Mexican Chocolate Cornmeal Drink
Mexican Chocolate Cornmeal Drink is a thick and warm drink - a delicious way to start the day or for a midday snack!
Dulce Poblano de Camote - Mexican Sweet Potato Pudding
A quick and easy dessert of just sweet potatoes and some flavorings.
Green Pozole (Pozole Verde) - Mexican Hominy Soup with Chicken & Pork
This Mexican soup of hominy, chiles and meat is one of the foods traditionally eaten to celebrate the Epiphany. This version with homemade Salsa Verde is fit for any holiday occasion.
Coconut Tres Leche Cake
A slight variation to a classic Latin American cake that is often served at birthdays and other special occasions.
Vegetarian Enchiladas Verde
Enchiladas stuffed with beans and cheese and smothered with freshly made Salsa Verde & more cheese.
Vegetarian Chayote Tacos
These chipotle chayote tacos are both healthy and delicious with freshly made Blue Corn Tortillas. A perfect option for Meatless Monday.
Chiles Rellenos - Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Casserole
Corn, Spinach & Black Beans form the basis of the delicious filling for these Stuffed Poblanos. A delicious entree for Meatless Monday!
Summer Fruit Gazpacho
Gazpacho is a chilled soup originating in Spain, but is also very popular throughout Latin America and the United States. This fruity, slightly sweet version is perfect to enjoy in hot summer weather - made with watermelon and peaches.
Roasted Pepper Gazpacho
This Mexican-style Gazpacho with roasted bell peppers, poblano and jalapeno peppers has just the right amount of spice to make this classic chilled soup so delicious!
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Igor @ Cooking The Globe
What a perfect collection! Right for Cinco de Mayo. Thanks!
sure – would love to know if you get to try any of them!
Those recipes all sound absolutely amazing! Love the theme too 🙂
thanks – yes Cinco de Mayo is a big deal here in the US!
Excellent round-up. There are so many delicious sounding recipes. That Gazpacho looks amazing.
yes – the summer fruit gazpacho is a great choice as Peach season will be starting soon!
Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
Some great Mexican dishes here. Everything looks super
omggg all these dishes look sooo delicious! Great list!
By the way, I am so loving your blog right now! Everything looks soooo delicious!
Thank you so much for the compliments!
Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
Love the sound of all of these recipes though I might have to start with the agua fresca and fish tacos firsh!
great choices – yes the pickled jicama really bring those fish tacos to the next level